The AppThemes themes provided with a built-in listing importer, which allows importing new listings using CSV spreadsheets.
Currently, following themes support the AppThemes Importer feature: ClassiPress, Vantage, Clipper and JobRoller.
Listings can be imported with title, description, excerpt, status, author, date, slug, attachments, Geo data (if theme supports), custom fields, taxonomy terms and even taxonomy meta.
Each theme configures the Importer with a list of fields it should process. Site owners can check out this list by downloading sample CSV file and add their listings for import by adding data in appropriate spreadsheet columns.
The only issue is that site owners can't just add few more columns in a listings table and expect that the Importer will add this data to new listings.
The Importer doesn't understand where to add this new data, such as custom fields, taxonomy terms or post core fields.Hooks Inven…